Do you enjoy alone time or absolutely hate it? I keep reading articles that insist that all 20-somethings should travel solo at some point, and that’s definitely something I’d like to do. But even doing everyday activities alone is a start! Don’t get me wrong: I’m all about taking some time for myself, whether that means reading, going shopping or to a workout class alone, or doing some work at a coffee shop without friends around. But I don’t feel like doing those things puts me out of my comfort zone in any way.

A few weeks ago, I decided to sign up for a cocktail making class by myself–on purpose! I wasn’t super nervous about it, but when I arrived, it was clear that most of the other attendees were either friends or couples. And everyone was about 10 years older than I was, at minimum!

I happened to choose a seat right next to the only other person who appeared to be attending solo, and while we didn’t leave the class as BFFs, we had a good time chatting with one another as our table sampled five delicious cocktails. The instructor was engaging and funny, and everyone at the class was having a good time (I mean, isn’t that kind of the point of a cocktail making lesson?!). It turned out that showing up alone wasn’t a huge deal at all. Sure, this particular type of activity may have been more interesting to do with a friend, but it was also the perfect venue to chat with new people and unwind during the middle of the week. So all in all, I survived and it was fun!

Have you traveled or taken a class like this alone before?

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  1. This is such a fun idea, Sarah! Let us know next time and we’ll join you for any cocktail making classes!

    Shannon // You, Me & DC (

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